As we mentioned in our earlier blog post, me and Marcus managed to catch Yip Pin Xiu, Theresa Goh and Laurentia Tan and even the supporters at the airport last Thursday, 18 September. Watch these clips to hear what they have to say, fresh off the plane from Beijing.
Yip Pin Xiu was still cheery despite the long trip and frenzy at the airport.
Laurentia’s mum helps Laurentia share her joy of winning a medal for Singapore.
Theresa Goh loved Beijing.
Pin Xiu’s classmates and good friends were there to show her their support.
Love the White Rabbit creamy candy treat or Dutch Lady strawberry-flavoured milk? You might want to get rid of these products if you still have them at home, unless you want to put your health at risk.
Those who read or heard the news about the China milk scandal last week would have already been wise enough to abstain from any Chinese dairy products. So far, more than 50,000 babies were taken to the hospital and at least 3 deaths in China. Two have been diagnosed with kidney stones in Hong Kong.
The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) recalled three brands of dairy products to test for melamine contamination.
Yi Li Choice Dairy Fruit Bar Yoghurt-Flavoured Ice Confection
Dutch Lady strawberry-flavoured milk (in plastic bottles)
White Rabbit creamy candies
Even though results have shown that the tested products contained very low amounts of the harmful chemical, AVA officials disposed almost 1,800 litres melamine-laced Yi Li frozen yoghurt bars into the incinerator yesterday.
What about the strawberry milk and creamy candy? A date has not been fixed yet to destroy the contaminated foods.
Consumers are also advised to be more alert and check food labels from now on whenever they visit the supermarket, especially when getting dairy products.
Feeling irritated by the humidity and the unbearable weather these days? Get involved in the WaterFest Singapore this year!
Running consecutively for the 4th year, the 6-week (30 Aug – 12 Oct) water festival is packed with favourite water and land-based activites for both young and old, such as swimming, sailing, volleyball, Frisbee and wakeboarding. Participants can also attend a series of sporting clincs and try out different sports. No one will be left out as there will be something fun and exciting for everyone!
Here are some current ongoing events…
Family & Children
Rafting & Kayaking Try-outs
30 Aug – 12 Oct (Every Saturday & Sunday)
HSBC Junior Riders
Family Kayaking/Jet-Ski Fun Ride/Banana boat Fun Ride & Fun Cruise
6 Sep – 11 Oct (Every Saturday)
7 Sep – 12 Oct (Every Sunday)
Lifestyle & Fashion
30 Aug – 5 Aug
30 Aug – 12 Oct
Learn To Play Aqua Aerobics Course Free Trial
30 Aug – 12 Oct
Singapore – Coral Traingle Reef Expedition
30 Aug – 12 Oct
Those who went for an afternoon movie at Cineleisure on Saturday, 20 Sept would have probably seen a huge crowd outside.
If you did not know what the commotion was, it was our Team Singapore Paralympians celebrating their victory at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games with the public.
Guest of Honour, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan (Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports) and Mr. Teo Ser Luck, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, were two of the few distinguished guests to grace the celebration.
Have you ever seen 6 Aston Martin sport cars behind one another on the busy road of Orchard before? The paralympians ARRIVED IN STYLE after a city tour in those Aston Martins.
They looked super cool while getting off the sport cars!
There were loud cheers by the young and energetic Team Singapore ambassadors, music performances and a whole lot of media there to cover this momentous occasion.
What’s there not to celebrate when the paralympians bagged 2 bronze, 1 silver and 1 gold medal?